ISU men post competitive times on final day of New Balance Invitational


Distance runner Rico Loy leads the pack in the 800-meter run during the Bill Bergan Invitational held Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Lied Recreation Center.

Dylan Montz

The ISU men’s track and field team finished competition at the New Balance Invitational in New York on Saturday afternoon running in personal-best fashion.

The highlight for the Cyclone men was senior distance runner Rico Loy, who placed third in the Championship Division of the mile run (4:02.55). The time was a personal-best for the native of Bad Wildbad, Germany.

Redshirt freshman Alex Dillenbeck and senior Falko Zauber also competed in the Championship Division of the mile run, finishing eighth (4:06.92) and ninth (4:08.38).

Mohamed Hrezi, a junior distance runner, competed in the College Division of the mile run, finishing 10th with a time of 4:09.72.

The ISU men’s and women’s teams will return to Ames to host the Iowa State Classic on Thursday through Saturday at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center.